Captain Isaac Pendleton
|Born||22 November 1777|
Kings County, Rhode Island now Washington County
|Died||1 October 1804|
|Occupation||Ship's master, sealer|
|Parent(s)||Amos Pendleton and Anna Foster|
In 1802, he married Nancy Sheffield in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. In October that year he was commissioned by Fanning & Coles as captain of the US brig Union and embarked on a sealing voyage to New Holland. In early 1803, Pendleton met French explorer, Nicolas Baudin in King George Sound. Baudin suggested Kangaroo Island as a place where seals could be found in abundance. On Kangaroo Island near modern-day American River, South Australia, Pendleton commissioned the construction of the schooner Independence, the first ship built in South Australian waters.
Pendelton was killed by natives on Tongatapu on 1 October 1804.